Projects at Work
  • Agile

    Sizing Matters

    - by Jay Daniel (May 18, 2016)

    Agile is about adapting to change, not completely abandoning documentation or dismissing helpful planning and estimating inputs. Here is a look at how the benefits of an agile approach can shine brighter when used in conjunction with a fundamental development practice such as sizing.

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  • Leadership

    To Lead You Must Serve

    - by Walt Grassl (April 20, 2016)

    By developing and rewarding the practice of servant leadership, an organization goes a long way toward creating a positive, productive work environment that inspires teams. Here are seven principles servant leaders follow, from "selling, not telling" to valuing diverse opinions and thinking long term.

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  • Innovation

    It’s the Little Things

    - by ProjectsatWork.com (March 24, 2016)

    When it comes to innovation, many organizations seek the big, sexy, paradigm-shattering new idea. But smaller innovations can be just as important as the market-disrupting kind — maybe even better. Here are seven reasons why, and five examples of small initiatives that can be hugely powerful.

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Agile

Stay Agile with Discovery

- by Johanna Rothman, Marcus Blankenship (May 11, 2016)

What happens to your agile principles when a customer or sponsor insists on knowing the cost and duration of a project before you even start? It’s a common quandary, but there are ways to show a non-agile client the benefits of going agile, starting with a discovery project.

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Risk

Check Assumptions Exercise

- by Beth Spriggs (May 12, 2016)

Assumptions can introduce significant risk to projects. Whether assuming someone is responsible for a task or all implications of a change are understood, they lead to scope creep, delays and outright failure. Use this collaborative spreadsheet as a risk mitigation exercise to uncover assumptions about your initiatives before they do serious damage.

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